Tyshana Gardner, Paine College- c/o 2013, Biology
Name : Tyshana Gardner
HBCU : Paine College
Graduation Year : 2013
Major : Biology
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
No matter what you go through in life be just like Tyshana and PERSEVERE!
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
My experience is just perseverance. My freshman year I went through the kind of drama that you see on lifetime movies. Yet I got through it and came out on top. Being at Paine has taught me that my life is whatever I make it, and that I shouldn’t be afraid to be myself. That it’s OK to be smart and get good grades, and that you have to be independent and self driven. That no matter what it is you can make it happen.
"First time" experiences at your HBCU?*
That salad does look good! Thanks to Flickr for hosting the delicious image!
Who are the professors that have impacted your life in and out of the classroom? How did they do that?*
The first would have to be my freshman advisor and Freshman prep professor Dr. Singleton.
e gave me the hardest professor’s my first semester and at first I thought he was trying to set me up for failure. But I realized that he gave me what I now call gateway professors. The professors that once you get an A in their class, you’ve opened the gateway to getting A’s in almost any other class
Best restaurants on/near campus? Best dishes?
There are a bunch of restaurants around Paine: Zaxby’s, Church’s, Wendy’s, Bojangles, checkers, Burger King, KFC, McDonald’s, Subway, two Chinese places and a Mexican restaurant. These are all within walking distance! I love walking to Zaxby’s and getting one of those House Zalads, they give you a great amount of food for the price and it ALWAYS hits the spot.
- Athletics: Paine College competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf and track & field; women's sports include basketball, cross country, softball, track & field and volleyball.
- Notable Alumni: John Wesley Gilbert - 1886 - First African-American archaeologist** Emma R. Gresham - 1953 - Mayor of Keysville, Georgia (1985-2005) and the second African American female to be elected as a chief official in Georgia** Louis Lomax - 1942 - Journalist, first African American to appear on television as a newsman** Joseph Lowery - President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference 1977-1997** Mike Thurmond - 1975 - Attorney and first African-American elected as Georgia Labor Commissioner** Channing Tobias - 1902 - Civil rights activist and appointee on the President's Committee on Civil Rights** Woodie W. White - 1958 - Bishop of the United Methodist Church** Frank Yerby - 1937 - Internationally acclaimed author and film writer**
- Click here to view on Wikipedia